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Vulnerability, failure and protection of printed circuit boards in aircraft

Donald L. Gibbon (MATCO Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



This paper focuses on the importance of printed circuit boards (PCBs) as components in aircraft and how their failure, either by corrosion or in electronics, can result in catastrophic losses. Reviews some typical experiences and various failures with PCBs, and the attempts to protect them using conformal coatings, and also stresses that this is of increasing importance as these systems become smaller.



Gibbon, D.L. (2004), "Vulnerability, failure and protection of printed circuit boards in aircraft", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 5, pp. 523-526.



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